Because Iceland Air offers such a great deal on international travel, Iceland has become a major tourist destination. No matter how long you stay in Iceland, you can find plenty to do and see. One of the best ways to take in the sights on a time budget is to go on some of the many day tours available.

Reykjavik Walking Tours

When you first arrive in Iceland, you’ll probably be arriving near Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. If you’re staying in Reykjavik at all during your trip, going on a walking tour is a cheap and easy way to see the city. Locals guide you around and show you the sights, tell you their stories, and show you the best places to eat.

Bus Tours

There are plenty of bus tours that will take you on a day trip around Iceland. Some will just show you the sights so you’ll know where to explore on your own another day, while others will take you to certain areas to stay for a while. Popular tours include the Golden Circle Tour, which takes you to the impressive Geysir Hot Springs, the Gullfloss Waterfall, and Þingvellir (Thingvellir), a historic national park where Icelandic parliament sessions used to be held; and the Northern Lights Tour, which will take you to where you can see that atmospheric phenomenon that gives the tour its name. These bus tours will show you the beautiful sights that Iceland has to offer.

Glacier Tours

More adventurous travelers can hike Iceland’s famous glaciers. These tours generally will take more than one day as you take the time to thoroughly explore and have an adventure on the ice. These tours go further off the beaten path, so make sure to bring ample supplies in order to make your trip a good one.

There are many sights to see around Iceland. Choose your favorites for your short trip, whether it’s your first destination, your last destination, or your only destination. And always remember to say Tak Tak (thank you) to your hosts.

—Chloe Richardson

Photo by oldskool photography

Photo by oldskool photography